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In today’s video you will watch as I lay out my T-Shirt quilt and I talk through the strategies I use to make sure the colors and values are evenly distributed throughout the T-Shirt Quilt design.
The cheat sheet version, is you are going to want to first separate your T-Shirts into light (white and light gray), medium (most colors) and dark color values (black, very dark gray and some navy).
You’ll see me do that and then hear me talk through my decisions as I work to make sure the final design is balanced from a color perspective first, and then make sure that there aren’t a lot of buys prints all grouped together.
The idea is to make sure the eye isn’t draw to any one spot because you put too many busy or like-colored shirts in one area.
I also bring out the Illini T-Shirt quilt I made for my husband so you can see how I made this work in another application where there are fewer colors to take into consideration for a team or school T-Shirt quilt.
Just a reminder that this is the seventh of nine videos in the new How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt video tutorial series. If you follow along with us in real time, you will be done in time to gift this at graduation. Watch all the videos here: https://www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/tshirtquilt/
Supplies you’ll need:
T-Shirt Quilt Pattern: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/how-to-make-a-t-shirt-quilt/
Fabric for the sashing, cornerstones, binding and backing: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/fabric/order-by-the-yard/blenders-order-by-the-yard/?orderby=date
T-Shirt Quilt Interfacing: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/t-shirt-quilt-interfacing/
Appliqué Pressing Sheet: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/applique-pressing-sheet-13-x-17-2/
12.5-inch square ruler: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/frosted-ruler-square-12-5-2/
6.5-inch ruler here: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/frosted-ruler-square-6-5/
Frixion Gel Pens: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-tag/frixion/
And of course there’s lots of basic sewing notions you’ll want to have, but probably already own if you’ve been sewing for a bit. Here’s the rest of the list.
– Sewing Machine
– Thread: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/aurifil-thread-50wt-1300m-2021/
– Rotary Cutter with a fresh blade: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-tag/blade/?orderby=price-desc
Flat Flowerhead Pins: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/flat-flower-pins-pink-2/
Curved Basting Pins: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/safety-pin-curved-size-1-12-inch-65-count/
– Machinger’s Quilting Gloves: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/?term=&s=machingers&post_type=product&taxonomy=product_cat
– Quilt batting
– Walking Foot